Thursday, February 21, 2013
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Christensen Center Restrooms Closed

Maintenance will be doing repairs in the Women's restrooms of the Christensen Center on Thursday, February 21st and Friday, February 22nd. The lower level women's restroom will be closed on Thursday, February 21st from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. and the 1st floor women's restroom will be closed on Friday, February 22nd from 6 a.m.-3 p.m.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your patience while we do these repairs. If you have any questions, please contact Terri at or call extension 1566

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Teaching and Learning

TFAPS – Hybrid Learning Implementation

All faculty are invited to participate in two workshops offered by CTL and IT to support weekend and graduate faculty who are creating "hybrid" courses for 2013-14. If you are satisfied with the basic design of your courses, you only need to participate in the Moodle Labs to learn best practices for online learning and how to meet GAAC/AAC requirements for hybrid learning.

If you would like to improve the underlying design of your courses, you will also benefit from the integrated course design workshop.

Prerequisite: Please watch the screencasts in the Overview section of the Course Design Support Site ( before coming to these sessions.

Moodle Lab for Hybrid Learning.
The Moodle Labs are hands-on workshops that introduce and support development of your Moodle sites. Upcoming workshops are held on:

9-10:30 am, Wednesday, February 27, Foss 22A
3:10-4:40 pm, Tuesday, March 5, Foss 22A
9-10:30 am, Wednesday, March 13, Foss 22A
10-12 noon, Saturday, March 16, SVE 205
9-10:30 am, Tuesday, March 19, SVE 205
3-4:30 pm, Thursday, March 21, Foss 22A
9-10:30 am, Wednesday, March 27, SVE 205

Additional spring and summer dates will be added later.

Integrated Course Design for Hybrid Learning.
The Integrated Course Design for Hybrid Learning is a hands-on workshop that explores Fink's model for course design, which integrates situational factors, learning goals, learning activities, and assessment. It addresses how to choose face-to-face and online activities to create an engaged learning community, provide direct instruction, and facilitate active, collaborative learning. Future workshops will be held on:

9-12 am, Tuesday, March 12, Marshall
9-12 am, Friday, March 15, OGC 100
3:40-6:40 pm, Monday, April 8, Marshall
9-12 am, Saturday, April 13, Marshall
3:40-6:40 pm, Thursday, April 25, Marshall
9-12 am, Tuesday, May 7, Marshall


Additional support includes:

Moodle Template for developing your course in accordance with GAAC/AAC requirements.
Course Design Support Site to provide additional detail and examples for Moodle applications.
Technology Tapas to showcase a variety of technologies that can improve your work.
Sloan-C Online Workshop passes to participate in further study of online learning.

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Brown & Marubbio Earn Internationalization Grants

The Faculty Development Committee congratulates Adriane Brown, Women's Studies, and M. Elise Marubbio, American Indian Studies, as the 2013-14 recipients of the Dean's Internationalization Grants! These grants provide $2500 to support travel for collaborations with Augsburg's international programs and partners. The grants are designed to encourage faculty and staff to internationalize the curriculum and campus.

Adriane intends to use her grant to work with CGE faculty in Mexico, Nicaragua, and El Salvador to construct an accessible, internationalized, and interdisciplinary seminar based in Minneapolis but technologically connected to geographic locations across the world. She envisions this course as a combination of traditional study, international dialogue, and on-the-ground experience with Twin Cities activists. One essential component of the course would be weekly videoconferences with CGE faculty and activists as well as with college students and faculty from other parts of the world. The videoconferences would engage people in dialogues about topics that might range from pressing issues in their geographic area, international perceptions of the United States, or an article on a topic of shared interest. The committee believes this could be a model for creating more accessible international experiences for all students.

Elise will use her grant to return to Bolivia as a participant of the Q(C)ollaysuyu Collaboration's Western Hemispheric Indigenous Collaborative. The Q(C)ollaysuyu Collaboration is made up of community members and organizations that are Indigenous grassroots activists and educators. They work on a plurinational level with Indigenous organizations, grassroots initiatives, and communities to address global environmental issues as they affect Indigenous communities in the western hemisphere. This collaboration will continue her development of teaching, scholarship, and service relationships that will result in: 1) ongoing global curricular development for AIS 105, 364, 305/490 classes as well as the development of an interdisciplinary Global Indigenous Issues of the Americas course; 2) ongoing research into Indigenous film locally and globally, resulting in a book; and 3) continuing service as an American Indian studies faculty and a liaison between Augsburg and our Indigenous communities locally and globally.

Please join us in congratulating them on their awards.

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Community Inclusiveness: Latino Voices

Community Inclusiveness: Latino Voices
Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Hosts: Emiliano Chagil and Matt Maruggi

To serve our neighbors and be inclusive of all members of our community, we need to learn more about each other. This year, CTL in conjunction with the Sabo Center and Hispanic/Latino Student Services is offering a series of opportunities to learn more. These include:

February 28, 3:30-5:00, Marshall Room – Susana de Leon, "Immigration Issues Challenging the Latino Community

March 14, 3:30-5:00, Marshall Room – TBD, "Latinos/as in Higher Education"

April 11, 3:30-5:00, Science 123 – Maureen Ramirez; Director of Policy and Research, Growth and Justice Office; "Latino/a Political Involvement"

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CTL Summer Scholarship Grants

Applications due March 15
Applications should be submitted online at

The purpose of the Dean's Summer Scholarship Grants and the Grangaard Summer Scholarship Grants is to support well-defined faculty scholarship projects. The expectation is that receipt of the grant will make it possible for faculty to accelerate completion of a significant project.

Two $4,000 Dean's Summer Scholarship Grants will be awarded for Summer 2013. All tenured or tenure-track, full-time faculty who are in at least the second year of their contract are eligible to apply.

Three $2,000 Grangaard Summer Scholarship Grants will be awarded for Summer 2013. All full-time faculty are eligible to apply; priority is given to tenure-track faculty who have not received this grant in the previous three years.

Please complete the online Summer Scholarship application form (available at describing the project, explaining its potential significance, summarizing the work already accomplished, providing a timetable and plan for completion, explaining how it will accelerate project completion, and describing how it fits with your department's definition of scholarship. Submit a curriculum vitae (pdf document, please) as an email attachment to Applications should be submitted no later than March 15, 2013.

Applications will be reviewed by the full Faculty Development Committee, and awards will be announced in early April. All grant recipients must submit a progress report by September 1, 2013. Recipients of the Dean's Scholarship Grant must submit a short final report by February 1, 2014.

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General Announcements

Bookstore Closed Friday, Feb. 22

Bookstore Closed Friday, Feb. 22
The bookstore will be closed, Friday Feb.22nd for our year end inventory. The bookstore will be open Saturday, Feb. 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause.

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Echo Newspaper Meeting

The Augsburg Echo is looking for new talent! If you like to write and want to get paid for it, we want to meet you. We meet every Friday at 10:20am in the Echo room in the Auggie's Nest in the basement of CC. Please feel free to come and get involved! Questions? Contact us at

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Scholastic Connections Applications Due 3/1

Scholarship Opportunity for Undergraduate Students of Color
Applications are now being accepted for Scholastic Connections for 2013-14. Successful applicants for 5 available positions will receive a $5000 scholarship and be paired with an alum of color who will serve as the student's mentor.

Eligibility requirements, information about Scholastic Connections and applications are available at the SC web page. Go to Inside Augsburg, A to Z Directory, Scholastic Connections.

Applications and letters of recommendation are due March 1.

Attention Faculty and Staff: If you know of a student of color who could benefit from a $5000 scholarship and work with a mentor, please nominate the student for Scholastic Connections. Nomination forms and information about the program are available at the SC web page. Nominations due March 1.

For more information, contact Cindy Peterson at or 612-330-1754.

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Spanish Conversation Meets Today

Looking for a place to chat in Spanish and meet new people? We've got just the thing for you - Spanish conversation group! All language levels are welcome to join us for laughs and interesting conversation as we practice speaking in a relaxed and friendly setting.

We meet every Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Riverside Room, 2nd fl. of the Christensen Center. Signs will be posted. Drop in at any time and stay for as long as you like. We promise there will be no grammar lessons! You are welcome to bring your lunch.

Drop in three times and earn a free T-shirt!

If you have any questions, contact Emiliano Chagil, ext. 1309; Anita Fisher, ext. 1082 or Kate Reinhardt, ext. 1081. We hope to see you there!

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Cap & Gown Information

Graduating in May?

Cap and Gowns must be reserved online by March 7th.
You will not need to pay until you pick up in the store. Cap & Gowns will be ready to pick on April 9th at the Day Grad Fair from 10:30- 1:30p.m. If you are unable to make it to the Grad Fair, you are able to pick up any time the store is open till graduation. If your gown is not reserved by March 7th, a $15.00 late charge will be added to the final cost of your cap and gown.

Graduating in June?

Cap and Gowns must be reserved online by April 9th.
You will not need to pay until you pick up at the store. Cap & Gowns will be ready to purchase on May 11th at the WEC/Masters Grad Fair 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. If you are unable to make it to the Grad Fair, you are able to pick up any time the store is open till graduation. If your gown is not reserved by April 9th, a $15.00 late charge will be added to the final cost of your cap and gown.

Prices for Cap & Gowns
Bachelor's Cap, Gown & Tassel - $52.95
Master's Cap, Gown, Tassel, & Hood -$91.00
Bachelor's gown only- $33.95
Master's gown only - $36.00
Cap $10.00
Tassel $11.00
Hood $36.00

Please be sure to stop by the bookstore for your Grad Fair – in addition to purchasing your cap & gown, pick up your five free announcements, look at custom announcements, and diploma frames!

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AC Church Youth League Basketball Tournament

Sunday, March 3rd from 12pm-9pm

Students and staff volunteer to help with our annual tournament held in Si Melby with junior and senior high school teams. A great way to get involved and outreach to the community! Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering this year (we need REFs, scorekeepers/timers, concession sales). Pick up a form in the office, email Louise at or call the office at x1732.

Thank you on behalf of Campus Ministry!

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2013-2014 FAFSA Renewal

It's that time again! The FAFSA application for the 2013-2014 year is now available for students returning to Augsburg in the Fall of 2013. The FAFSA is the application required to determine your eligibility for access to financial aid during your time at Augsburg, and must be renewed every year.

May 1st is the priority deadline to apply for financial aid at Augsburg. All Day College students must submit their application by this date or risk losing some of the aid that may be available to you.

Don't forget to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing your FAFSA this year. This function pre-populates your tax information into the application, which reduces your chances of being selected for verification later on. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is available for use on the FAFSA 2-3 weeks after electronically filing your taxes, and 6-8 weeks after filing paper taxes.

Questions? Stop by the Enrollment Center and speak with any of our Student Financial Services Counselors or call us at 612-330-1046.

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Spring WEC Book Orders

Spring WEC book orders are now due to the bookstore! Please email me at with your book orders ASAP! Thank you to all who have turned in!

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Nominations Open for Augsburg Leadership Awards

Nominations are open for the 2012-2013 Augsburg Leadership Awards!

Student leaders, student groups, and student group advisors can be nominated for their outstanding leadership and contributions to the Augsburg community this academic year.

To nominate a student, advisor, or student group, please submit the following materials to Michael Grewe via email at or to Christensen Center Room 1D by Friday, March 8:

* A nomination packet:
* Optional: Any supplemental materials that would enhance nomination, including recommendation letters, resumes, etc.

Award recipients will be honored at the 14th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards on Tuesday, April 9. For questions, call 612-330-1499.

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Jansport Apparel 25%

All Jansport apparel is 25% off thru Feb. 22 in-store and on-line! Stop by the bookstore and stock up on your Auggie gear!

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McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2013

Augsburg College's TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting for admission Fall 2013. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academic preparation and involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair teams you with other academically strong students who aspire to graduate study, and helps you to achieve that dream.

The McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The program provides coursework, workshops, advising in preparation for doctoral degrees. Also, programming assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. You will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4,000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2014.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible you must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, eligible applicants are either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.

If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Assistant at or (612) 330-1380 to schedule an appointment. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the program or if you're unsure whether or not you qualify.

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Interested in living in a townhouse next year?

Anderson Hall neighborhoods are back again! We are looking for students to live in the "Public Health Townhouse". This townhouse community is focused for people who are interested in the medical field.

Please email Tanya Hartwig at if interested or for further questions

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Grant Supports Chimpanzee Research in Uganda

Dr. Kevin Potts, a faculty member in the Biology department, received a grant from the LSB Leakey Foundation to support his research investigating the nutritional content of foods eaten by chimpanzees in Kibale National Park in southwestern Uganda. The goal of this research is to clarify the extent to which the nutritional quality of resources influences the population density and distribution of wild chimpanzees. This information will be applied to conservation initiatives focused on maintaining viable populations of this endangered species in a critical part of its geographic range. Dr. Potts has studied the population of chimpanzees in Kibale since 2002, and this grant will allow him to continue this work, which involves direct observation of wild chimpanzee feeding behavior combined with lab analysis of plant nutrient content. Dr. Potts will travel to Uganda this summer to conduct fieldwork in Kibale National Park and, in conjunction with Ugandan collaborators, will initiate a long-term plant sampling protocol during that time.

This is the second time Dr. Potts has received funding from the Leakey Foundation, which supports research on primate behavior and ecology, as well as paleoanthropology and human evolution. If you are interested in learning more about his work, you can contact him at

Sponsored Programs supports all research and programmatic grants at Augsburg. For more information about submitting grants or finding funding, please contact Erica Swift at

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Dining Services

Nabo is offering a meal replacement special, one meal plan meal per week can be used to purchase the special of the day at Nabo from 1:30 p.m. to close.

The special today is a Chicken Cordon Blu Sandwich with chips a fountain drink.

Einstein Bros:

Stop in and try one of our Egg White Bagel Thin Sandwiches. We are also featuring a combo option with a sandwich and a coffee.

The Commons:

Due to an event in the Commons, brunch on Saturday 2/23 will be served in the OGC Lobby from 12:00-1:30. We apologize for any inconvenience.

In observation of Lent we will be having Fish every Friday starting this Friday the 15th.

Breakfast: 7:30-9:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast: 9:45-11 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Pizza, Sandwich, Salad Bar: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30-7 p.m.

Flex Points can be purchased online at You can pay with your student account or credit card.

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Event Announcements

Student Government Spring Elections

Elections for the 2013-2014 Augsburg Day Student Government are coming up! Run for Senator, President, and Vice President positions to represent the student body and become a leader in the Augsburg community. Petitions can be picked up and submitted at the Student Government office in the basement of Christensen Center, room 1C. ADSG members will be tabling on the week of February 18th with petitions and more information, as the petition deadline has been extended to Thursday, February 21st at 4:30pm.

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AugSTEM Speaker Ken Rosenblum – On Campus TOMORROW

Ken Rosenblum will be on campus tomorrow February 22nd, 2013 presenting his work "Nanotemplating with Porous Aluminum Oxide and some Life Lessons". The talk will be held at 2:30 pm in Lindell 301 and all students are welcome to attend. This event is co-sponsored by the AugSTEM Scholars Program and the Augsburg SPS (Society of Physics Students).

For more information please contact or visit the STEM Programs website at:

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Mindful Eating Experience - Tuesday 2/26

Eating is something we all do, but every one's experience can be different. Come investigate your relationship to food, hunger and craving through guided meditation and discussion. We will do one eating meditation with fruit, and then further explore mindful eating with a free buffet dinner catered from a local restaurant.

This mindful eating experience is one of many events scheduled during Love Your Body Week and is co-hosted by the Mindfulness for Students Club & CCHP.

The Mindful Eating Experience will be Tuesday, February 26th from 5:30- 7:00 PM in OGC 100.

Any questions, please feel free to call the CCHP office at 612-330-1707.

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Neighborhood Expo

This upcoming Wednesday Feb. 27 from 7-9 Anderson Hall will be signing contracts for all the Anderson spaces. Come and sign up with your student ID and selection number email. See you there!

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Staff Senate Open Forum on Tues., Feb. 26

Staff Senate invites all staff members to its monthly Open Forum on Tuesday, February 26 from 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. in Marshall Room. Heather Riddle, the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, will be our featured guest; she will introduce herself to staff and discuss that division's goals for the upcoming year. All staff members are welcome to attend!

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Day at the Capitol Event

On April 11th, students will have the chance to visit the Capitol to show support for the Private College State Grant that provides financial aid for students. Due to recent budget deficits, the State Grant is in danger of being discontinued, so come out to show your support! Transportation, lunch, and a T-shirt is provided free of charge, followed by a dessert reception with former U.S. Representative Martin Sabo after the event. Get more information and register here:

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Interested in Performing?

Interested in performing? Like Drag shows? Come be a part of the Drag Show hosted by QSU in April! We are looking for all types of performances: queens, kings, whatever you feel like.

If interested in performing, contact Katie at

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